Tuesday, 22 March 2011

CAMP air cam failure

I said I would post this up for Andy. Basically he went to place his cam for the first, and as he retracted the lobes the 4 wires came free. Andy has personally contacted CAMP for an answer on this, so will post up anything new as and when I hear about it. My advice would be if you have one of these to contact CAMP directly. In addition I would be interested to hear from anyone who has had a similar problem to this. UKClimbing.com have said they will look into it. Personally when I looked at these cam's in Blacks I wasn't that impressed with them!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

A quiet day at Harborough - a short climbing video

A short video composed of footage from my video camera and helmet camera.I focused on trying to create a short story of one climb from start of the day to completing the route. I created it with Windows Movie maker (I do have other software but prefer the simplicity). Enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Harborough Rocks: Helmet cam footage BETA

Finally managed to get out to a crag today, and test out the helmet cam. If you read the article 2 below this one, you can see how I mounted the helmet cam to a Petzl Meteor. Atko is currently gaining a few leads for his SPA training, so offered to lead a few routes on cam. Overall during the day the camera collected over 1.5gb of HD footage, totaling 45mins. I have uploaded a small section to youtube (below) in low resolution, however you get the idea. One thing I hadn't taken into account was the orientation of the camera in the mount, so you will see from the footage that I had to rotate the footage on its side to get it the right way up. In future I won't make that mistake again! Atko lead a few climbs, they have all recorded very well and we can consider this a successful test! More to come over the coming months! Enjoy!

Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAd_Ayw6UTw
And here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m56QJukR49k
Download short vid here: www.electronicmountainleader.co.uk/helmet cam small.wmv

I also can't resist talking about DMM Offset wires after a crag day, anyone who has used these will understand why! They are incredible, they just fit everywhere! Throughout the day all of the wires were placed at least 3 times each! I would seriously recommend that anyone starting the build a rack at the moment take the plunge and spend the £40 on these. Or better still wait until the outdoor show and blag a set for £20! Well worth it. All in All a good day at the crag today, took some HD footage on my video camera, and helmet camera which I will be compiling into a video over the next few weeks, just need to learn to use Adobe Premiere first......